Starting community; living in a conscious and joyful way in a beautiful valley in Benfeita, Portugal

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    We are a growing community of people and animals living at Quinta Vale de Ulmeiro in the mountains in Central Portugal. Right now, it is Floris (41), Lotte (34) and Isa (5) living on the land and our dream is to live and work together with other people in a conscious, transparent and joyful way. We arrived in the area in 2016 and are owners of a beautiful piece of valley of around 2-hectare since 2019. We are active members of the project a spiritual community, and we love nature, creating innovative projects and meditation. We work partly online, have a garden and we are currently building 2 houses and facilities on our land. We are also closely engaged in the growing local community of Benfeita. Isa attends the local parent-run educational project, Lotte owns a second-hand shop for the community and we live in a very lively valley with other families.

    In our spiritual path we have endeavored on a journey to discover who we truly are beyond limiting ideas and to live in Love, as Love, in each and every moment. We want to be together with other people that have this passion as well and are open to share, be vulnerable and are open to give and receive feedback. This way of living is not always easy, as we understand that we are all deeply conditioned human beings with habits and patterns that are shaping our life. But when we truly come together beyond that and then live and work together, magical things happen!

    We are interested in living with people that want to explore and discover this with us while living in a communal setting with shared meals, conversations, contemplations, meditation, working together and much more that is yet to be discovered! We are in the beginning phase of making our beautiful piece of land suitable to live, with houses, communal facilities and gardens. The facilities are still basic (compost toilet, outside shower/kitchen and tents) but the valley is very cozy with lots of shady spots and a stream.

    The work varies but mainly will be land maintenance, doing gardening and making structures, cutting firewood, childcare and divided house holding tasks. It’s a plus if you have some carpentry or other building experience as we are building a house and other bigger structures. But work is always in agreement and we can take your skills, preferences and limitations in consideration!

    You will receive 3 (vegetarian) meals a day for your work. We can provide a (bell) tent or you can bring your own. We are very happy to host families!

    We are hosting a Natural Building Workshop (July 26- August 22) and we are looking for volunteers specifically for this period to help us with cooking, cleaning, gardening etc.

    As we are quite secluded in a valley it is helpful to know that our dirt track going there is not very suitable for normal cars and public transport is not stopping close by. If you have a car, you can either park and we pick you up or you can park nearby and take a 20 min walk to the land. We provide maps to guide you to the land and it’s a beautiful walk on the old ‘caminho do xisto’ walking trail. If you want to come by public transportation, it’s a 40 min drive from the land, and we can pick you up for an extra fee.

    We don’t allow any use of drugs, smoking only in designated areas and the use of alcohol in moderation.

    On the weekend there is plenty to do in the area. There are beautiful walking trails and old xist villages to visit. There are often (hippie) markets, people’s kitchen or other events.

    If you wish to stay with us we want to have a video call to get to know each other.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Karitative Arbeit
    Sprachpraxis
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Hausarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele
    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Geschlechtergleichstellung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    You could learn about what it means to live a life free from preconceived ideas, free from separation. We meditate every morning and we can guide meditations. And ofcourse about all the things mentioned in the description above.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    We have a big piece of land where we are applying permaculture principles where we can and where we are building our house with natural materials. We have a garden and a lot of land to care for. For all of this we could use help. So if you have any skills in any of these areas and you feel drawn to try and live together with us, please write to us why you are interested to be with us.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Niederländisch: Fließend
    Deutsch: Grundkenntnisse
    Französisch: Grundkenntnisse
    Portugiesisch: Grundkenntnisse

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    If someone Portuguese would want to come and volunteer with us that would be a bonus.

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    We have a Bell Tent, smaller tent a caravan and you can bring your own tent or small campervan (you probably don't want to use the camper van for daily trips as the track is not the best) . We have beautiful shady and quiet places.

    Food will be provided for. We will take turns cooking during the week and in the weekend it's more free although we might end up eating together anyway. We don't eat any meat or fish.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    There's two villages within walking distance with cafes. There are many things organized in the local community. Markets, yoga, workshops, singing nights, mens and womens circles and many more things.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We have a 4g connection on our land and usually works without any problems. We don't have an office space.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    We have plenty of space for campervans but the track here is usually seen as lets say adventurous. But many do it so if you want to know more, get in touch.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    When they are ok with our cats and dog and daughter (and us) then we can talk about it.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 444112288559